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Re: Silver Sneakers being droped by AARP recommended insurer

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Message 291 of 694

I was REALLY looking forward to using the Silver Sneakers benefit to get back in shape after having been laid up for the past 8 months. Come my birthday in June, I'll be looking for a company with the Silver Sneaker benefit. Too Bad, UHC.

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Re: Silver Sneakers being droped by AARP recommended insurer

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Message 292 of 694

Agree.

I called AARP and all they said was call UHC. You would think AARP would be looking out for the senior membership.

I will be considering dropping AARP at next renewal.

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Re: Silver Sneakers being droped by AARP recommended insurer

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Message 293 of 694
Same here.
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Re: Silver Sneakers being droped by AARP recommended insurer

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Message 294 of 694
Agree... same experience.
I will be considering changing insurance and dropping AARP at next renew period.
AARP is supposed to be looking out for seniors, but failed us miserably. When I called AARP to complain, they told me to call UHC.
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Re: Silver Sneakers being droped by AARP recommended insurer

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Message 295 of 694

Agree! Considered Silver Sneakers a reason to keep my expensive F Aarp United Healthcare supplement.. Silver Sneakers is being offered in Medicare Advantage plans by some companies.United Healthcare , I am disappointed. The alternatives you offer in my area are not geared to seniors. I am healthy and surely you want me to stay healthy. Bring Silver Sneakers back!

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Re: Silver Sneakers being droped by AARP recommended insurer

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Message 296 of 694

@wonsettler wrote:

. . . . . Wouldn't it be great if they could simply quote you a new monthly premium charge after underwriting so you could make a choice instead of just slapping you into a new plan with a much higher premium? 


That 's why there is a Medigap Medicare Consumer protection rule to protect you ( your wife in this case ).  

If underwriting is required, that process has to be completed before the premium is known.  The protection is a 30-day look where you can go back to the previous Medigap policy.

Medicare.gov -Switching Medigap Policies

 

The insurer don't want to do the underwriting legwork unless they have some monetary assurance that there is a possible policy sale.  Be glad that the 30-day look is in place.

 

Personally, I would handle this switch back in writing but I have this thing with documentation to cover any potential problems.

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Re: Silver Sneakers being droped by AARP recommended insurer

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Message 297 of 694

I was told by insurance experts after telling them of health issues my wife has developed in the past 11+ years being on the UHC supplemental plan F that my wife had to remain at UHC. I called UHC and they recommended I change her plan from F to G but she would have to go through underwriting. I did this and was told that the premium for the new plan G would be lower. After suiting the paperwork to the underwriters I was informed that my wife was now on plan G but the premium ended up being 45% higher than her current expensive plan F. (230.xx per month and being increased to 249.xx per month in April 2019) So my attempt to save money turned into an increase from the current plan F premium of $230.xx monthly to $333.xx monthly for plan G plus the Part B deductible of $185.00 for next year. It took 2 calls to UHC to cancel the new Part G and  keep my wife on the Part F in the future. Wouldn't it be great if they could simply quote you a new monthly premium charge after underwriting so you could make a choice instead of just slapping you into a new plan with a much higher premium? 

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Re: Silver Sneakers being droped by AARP recommended insurer

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Message 298 of 694

You can still change if you have a supplemental plan. 

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Re: Silver Sneakers being droped by AARP recommended insurer

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Message 299 of 694

Wow... Today I got nearly the same letter telling me what our new choices are to replace Silver Sneakers. What a joke!!! One is 20 miles away and the other one is close but the facility is the size of a shoe box! Some choice. Come on you guys KNOCK IT OFF and get us back in Silver Sneakers or next year lots of people will be making decisions you may not like. 

 

If this is monetary thing get in touch with the right  people and negotiate the issues with our large numbers instead of dumping it all on the members. 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Silver Sneakers being droped by AARP recommended insurer

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Message 300 of 694

If you have an Advantage plan, the open enrollment applies to you, otherwise we can change a supplemental plan at any time. You may be required to answer health questions.

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